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Author of the Pentagon's New Map calls Obama nuclear disarmament plan "sophomoric"

Sophomoric nuke proposal from Obama (Thomas P.M. Barnett :: Weblog)

This is not something I would ever argue for. Can't turn back that clock and why re-introduce the concept of conventional great power war in their absence? Besides that, it's just a silly pipe dream. No one will agree to it. Nukes have simply been too useful in killing great power war. I'm not giving that up for today's minor issues with North Korea and Iran, for no other reason that both seek nukes to deter our conventional attack, so such a ban--in response to such situations--actually does nothing to address them. Sophomoric stuff from a campaign that should be getting more mature advice. Very disappointing.

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